Theo Von Drussel’s original post:Dec 24, 2012 - Public
A Christmas Story
Back in the bad old days of the 1950's, before the politically
correct @$$hats took over the country, it was December 23rd at P.S. 109 in St. Louis. In those bad old days, it was common to discuss <gasp> Christmas in the public school classroom. The Teacher asked young Patrick Murphy: "How does your family celebrate at Christmas time?" Patrick replied, "Well Ms. Jones, me and my twelve brothers and
sisters go to midnight mass and we sing hymns; then we come home very late and we put mince pies by the back door and hang up our stockings. Then all excited, we go to bed and wait for Father
Christmas to come with all our toys!" "Very nice Patrick," she said. "Angelo Calabrese, what about your
family?" "Well, Ms. Jones", says Angelo, "me and my sister also go to church with Mom and Dad and we sing Ave Maria , dance the Tarantella and when we get home we put almond cookies and Amaretto by the chimney and we hang up our stockings. We hardly sleep, waiting for Santa Claus to bring our presents.
Realizing there was a Jewish boy in the class, and not wanting to
leave him out of the discussion, she asked, "Now, Isaac Cohen, what do you and your family do at Christmas?" Isaac said, "Well, it's the same thing every year... Dad comes home from the office. We all pile into the Rolls Royce, then we drive to Dad's toy factory. Then we get inside, we look at all the empty shelves... and begin to sing: 'What A Friend We Have in Jesus.' Then we all go to the Bahamas."